ESP Biography

MICHAL TAL, Stanford postdoc, PhD in viral immunology

Major: Immunology (Postdoc)

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I have a PhD in Viral Immunology from Yale University and am currently a senior Postdoctoral Fellow in the Weissman lab leading the infectious disease team within the lab. I have been researching host-pathogen interactions for over 10 years. I am passionate about furthering our understanding, management, containment and treatment of infectious disease. Beyond that, I wish to innovate and contribute to improving and democratizing medical care to achieve better health outcomes.

Past Classes

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B4328: A shot in the dark, the history of vaccines in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
From the first Smallpox vaccine to current efforts to design vaccines against HIV and Ebola, we will discuss how vaccines work and the current controversy surrounding them.